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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How to feng shui your love life

Manhattan bedroom

Are you considering oysters for two or rose petals on the bed for Valentine’s Day? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine and the principles of feng shui, these tactic won’t improve your chances of getting, um, lucky.

Two NYC wellness experts are joining forces to explain why. Feng shui authority Judith Wendell and acupuncturist Jill Blakeway, the cofounder of the Yinova Center, are teaming up to host a free, special event called How to Create Romance and Have Hotter Sex, on Monday, February 7.

Blakeway, the author of Making Babies, is writing a second book about sex drive, an idea inspired by her patients. “Time and time again I hear that people are dissatisfied with their sex life,” she says. “They think they need more passion and, in an attempt to kindle a spark, they turn to porn or romantic gimmicks, often with disappointing results.”

Jill Blakeway and Judith Wendell

Jill Blakeway (at left), and Judith Wendell

So, what’s the key to sexual fulfillment? In Chinese Medicine, it comes from a deep physical, emotional and spiritual connection, says Blakeway. Not from chocolate body paint. And the ancient Taoist texts contain plenty of tips about deepening the bond with your partner, which Blakeway will be sharing at the event.

Wendell, who’s the founder of Sacred Currents and a leader of integrative interior design, is concerned about the layout of your bedroom as a means to fostering what goes on in it. She’s not talking about crystals and fountains. Rather, Wendell wants you to be aware of the bagua (the feng shui blueprint) of your home and bedroom, and consider how this can affect your relationships and sex life.

the feng shui bagua

The feng shui bagua sets the stage for romance—or lack thereof (click to enlarge)

“Many New Yorkers have no idea what the elements of fire and water have to do with opening your heart, how an open communication corner can make you a more sensual partner, or where in your bedroom the kissing sector is located,” Wendell says. “Feng shui’s not a magic bullet, but it has created lovers, marriages, and babies in New York!”

Even the most unlucky in love might find their chances improving. It’s the Year of the Rabbit, and rabbits are one of the most sexual signs in the Chinese zodiac, says Wendell. “This should be a much better year for us all!” —Melisse Gelula

How to Create Romance and Have Hotter Sex, Monday, February 7 at 7:30pm-9:00, Yinova Center, 80 E. 11th St., at Broadway, Union Square, www.yinovacenter.c Admission is free; seating is limited. Organic Red Hibiscus & Berry dark chocolate provided by Antidote Choco. To RSVP (required), email [email protected]

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